Eagles wins The Recruit and joins Brisbane Lions

LIVING THE DREAM: Matt Eagles, pictured playing for North Ballarat Roosters this year, has joined Brisbane Lions after winning a reality television show. Picture: Dylan Burns.

LIVING THE DREAM: Matt Eagles, pictured playing for North Ballarat Roosters this year, has joined Brisbane Lions after winning a reality television show. Picture: Dylan Burns.

Matt Eagles is now an AFL footballer.

The 26-year-old South Australian officially joined the Brisbane Lions on Wednesday night after being named as the winner of reality television show The Recruit.

Eagles spent part of the 2016 Victorian Football League season with the North Ballarat Roosters, where he played 13 matches.

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The tall tipped out fellow Roosters player Daniel Cox and Jordan Treloar in the final show to claim the ultimate prize – an AFL contract.

All 18 AFL clubs were represented and voted on the three finalists on a 3-2-1 basis.

After being announced as the winner, it was revealed GWS Giants, Collingwood and Brisbane Lions had declared their interest to draft Eagles.

Eagles then selected the Lions to be his home club in 2017.

Brisbane finished second last on the ladder this season and is currently without a senior coach following the sacking of Justin Leppitsch last month.